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Idris Elba to DJ at London hotspot

2013-12-27 16:00
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London - Idris Elba will make a special DJ appearance at London's Sway nightclub on Friday.

The actor-and-DJ will provide the soundtrack to a night of partying at the Covent Garden hotspot, marking his first DJ set since the whirlwind success of his latest acting role as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, for which he recently earned a Golden Globe nomination.

The 41-year-old star will DJ under his musical moniker 7 Wallace and will also be joined by US female rapper Eve - whose hit singles include Tambourine and Rich Girl with Gwen Stefani - and former EastEnders actor Chucky Venn, who plays Ray Dixon in the BBC One soap.

Idris recently revealed that his next album will be dedicated to former South African leader Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95 earlier this month.

He said: "The album will be called Mi Mandela

"I went back to South Africa and worked with some great musicians. 

"I'm really proud of the album. I'll wait until the film has died down so it doesn't get muddled but I'll release it in the New Year.

"Basically, it's a love letter from me to Mandela about me playing him."

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